Today is a full moon, so it is only fitting that this cowl should be named Moon Rays. It is knitted in a thick black yarn with strands of silver yarn.
I had fun creating it. I hope you will enjoy making it. Share your photos with me on Instagram @cathgb14 or here in the comments.
I used yarn from my stash, and the silver strands comes from my Grand-Ma stash (she was kind enough to give me all the yarn she had in October !). It is knitted from bottom to top. You might want to check the gauge, even if it is not essential to meet it as the cowl is fairly loose.
You will need :
- 55g of yarn in aran (worsted) weight
- some silver yarn (about 10g), lace weight
- circular needles in 8 cm
- darning needle to weave in ends.
Gauge : 12 stitches x 14 rows = 10 x 10 cm
- top : 24 cm
- base : 35 cm
- height : 17 cm
Cast on 80 stitches, join in the round making sure not to twist the stitches. Knit 2 rows of knit 2 / purl 2 ribbing.
Knit 2 rows in stockinette stitch (knit the 2 rows). Purl the next row. * Knit 2 rows. Next row, knit the silver yarn together with the black yarn. Knit 2 rows. Purl 1 row* repeat from * to * one more time. At the same time, on the last row before the purl row, start decreasing every 4 stitches as follow : *knit 4 stitches, knit 2 stitches together*, repeat * to * until the end of the row.
On the next knitted row, decrease every 3 stitches as follow : knit 3 stitches, knit 2 stitches together (56 st).
Knit one row with the silver strand together with the black yarn. Knit 2 rows. Purl one row.
Knit 4 rows of knit 2 / purl 2 ribbing. Bind off loosely (knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches while binding off). Weave in ends.
Wear proudly !